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P. Mursia, I. Atzeni, M. Kobayashi and D. Gesbert, "D2D-Aided Multi-Antenna Multicasting in a Dense Network," 2019 53rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 2019, pp. 675-679.

D2D-aided multi-antenna multicasting in a dense network

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Author: Mursia, Placido1; Atzeni, Italo2; Kobayashi, Mari3;
Organizations: 1EURECOM, Communication Systems Department, Sophia Antipolis, France
2University of Oulu, Centre for Wireless Communications, Oulu, Finland
3Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-03-31


We consider the problem of multicast transmission in cooperative cellular systems, where a base station (BS) aims at conveying a common message to a set of user equipments (UEs) that are also connected with each other via device-to-device (D2D) links. Assuming statistical channel knowledge at the BS, we design a two-phase scheme that exploits multi-antenna transmission at the BS and D2D communications between the UEs to achieve a non-vanishing multicast rate when the number of UEs grows large. This represents a non-trivial extension of our previous work, which is restricted to the case of instantaneous channel knowledge at the BS (and is thus impractical for dense networks). Finally, we study the scaling of the resulting multicast rate as a function of the number of UEs and BS antennas for different practical scenarios.

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Series: Asilomar Conference on on Signals, Systems & Computers
ISSN: 2576-2303
ISSN-L: 2576-2303
ISBN: 978-1-7281-4300-2
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-4301-9
Pages: 675 - 679
DOI: 10.1109/IEEECONF44664.2019.9048758
Host publication: 53rd Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers 2019. Pasific Grove, USA, Nov 3-6, 2019
Host publication editor: Matthews, Michael B.
Conference: Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The work of P. Mursia is supported by Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA-ITN-ETN 722788 SPOTLIGHT). The work of I. Atzeni is supported by the Academy of Finland under grant no. 312648 and 318927 (6Genesis Flagship). The work of M. Kobayashi and D. Gesbert is supported by the French-German Academy towards Industry 4.0 (SeCIF project) under Institut Mines-Telecom.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 312648
Detailed Information: 312648 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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